The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3.
Here are some upcoming events:
- The Art of the Find. The library will be displaying “eclectic collectors” Arlene Fernandez and Bruce Kilburn in the month of December at The Gallery at the Library. You may have seen them in their grey pick-up truck, trolling for treasures at local tag and estate sales, flea markets and auctions. Their hobby has yielded quite a collection of art-work over the years. Included in the exhibit are original oils and acrylics, prints of noted artists such as M.C. Escher and Modigliani, molas from Panama and an Eskimo print of penguins, Victorian ladies and American Primitives. It is, in short, a visual smorgasbord. To learn more about having an exhibit at the Gallery contact Jeanne Chmielewski at 860-628-0947 x 6513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Reset, Restart, Recharge with Yoga. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 6 p.m. Registration required. Join Molly Virello for this free yoga experience at the Southington library. Finding balance and resetting the body is the sole purpose of this easy yoga class. By flowing through basic postures and working on your breathing, you will develop a sense of control and inner-stillness.
- Mangled Messes with Miss Molly. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 7:15 p.m. In Person Registration Required. Do you have what it takes to use the Force? Scientists aged 9-12 are invited to unlock the science behind the Star Wars universe. Sign up at the Children’s Services desk.
- Chinese brush painting. Wednesdays, Jan. 6 to Jan. 20, 1:30 p.m. Registration is required. This three-class series introduces students to the fundamentals of Chinese brush painting. No prior experience is necessary. In these free classes, you will explore the brushstrokes and techniques used in painting traditional subjects such as bamboo, plum blossoms, orchids, and chrysanthemums. Artist Angi Shearstone will guide students through the different approaches used in this art form, including holding the brush for different strokes, and techniques for loading the brush with ink and color.
- 50+ Job Seeker: Tips and Tools workshop. Thursday, Jan. 7, 11 a.m. Registration is required. This workshop will take a look at the many job seeker resources available through AARP and other Connecticut organizations. 50+ job seekers will review the essentials they must consider to enter the job market, such as resume updates, job training and preparing for an interview in addition to employer access needed to get back into the workforce.
- Books and Bagels book club. Thursday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. Registration is required. Do you love to read? Come and discuss your favorite books and get recommendations from fellow reading enthusiasts. Find out about upcoming books by your favorite authors and discover hidden gems. Reference Librarian Louise Champagne will lead this lively book chat. Bagels and beverages will be available.
- Wheeler Senior Community Health Outreach Coordinator. Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, or Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by the Wheeler Clinic community outreach table at the Southington Library and meet Justine Micalizzi, Wheeler Clinic’s senior community health outreach coordinator. She will provide information about mental health, substance use disorders and recovery resources, early childhood and other local programs and services in the community. Micalizzi will also help individuals and families navigate the complex systems by providing information and assistance with linkage to local providers. This collaboration is part of Wheeler’s Southington Health Outreach project, which is funded by a grant from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at the Main Street Community Foundation.
- Pages to Color Workshop. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on the mezzanine. No registration required. The Southington Library is offering the latest stress busting technique for adults—coloring clubs. While it may seem a recent craze, therapists have recommended adult coloring to negate stress and negative emotions for years. The coloring sessions at the Library are a free, unstructured time for adults, 18 and over. The Library will provide coloring pages, pencils and markers. Feel free to bring your own pencils, markers and coloring sheets.